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Chicken & Turkey Recipes

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Chicken and turkey recipes are in high demand.  Why?  Better marketing; at least growers and packers are using better methods of presentation, such as boneless, skinless portions.  Deep fat frying a whole turkey has become very popular, as well as smoked turkey.  Chicken and turkey have also become very popular among diet and health-conscious people.  The main reason is that they are lower in fat and cholesterol than most other meats.  Products are being developed all of the time to help dieters reduce fat and cholesterol.  Turkey and chicken are used to make hot dogs and all kinds of sausages.  Deli meats made with poultry are available and are not only low in fat but some products are fat free.

Chicken and Turkey are generally thought of as having two kinds of meat:  light and dark. Light or white meat is the breast and wing portions.  They contain less connective tissue and cook faster.  The dark meat is the leg and thigh portions. These portions contain more connective tissue and fat and also take longer to cook.  This is a problem when roasting whole birds, especially 20 lbs or more.  The fact that the breast and wing portions cook faster than leg and thigh portions results in dry, overcooked light meat or undercooked dark meat.

There are a number of ways to help this problem.  One method is to roast the turkey breast side down during at least the first two or three hours.  This allows juices and some fat from the leg and thigh to drain into the breast to keep it from drying out.  Although not as good, another method is to roast the turkey on each side for half of the cooking time.  Other ways are to buy your turkey in portions such as whole, bone-in or boneless breast.  No need to worry about getting the leg and thigh done.

Many recipes have been developed for poultry parts, such as wings, and boneless, skinless breasts and thighs.  Fast food restaurants are also capitalizing on this craze as well as upscale establishments.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Thighs with Spicy Honey Bacon Glaze
Barbecue Chicken
Brined Roasted Turkey
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Chicken A-La-King
Chicken Adobo
Chicken Adobo - Filipino Version
Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken & Gravy
Chicken & Okra Gumbo
Chicken and Pork Adobo
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Chicken Barbecue Tennessee Style
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore Italian Style
Chicken Casserole
Chicken Chow Mein
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Divan
Chicken Fried Chicken
Chicken Fried Steak Hot Times
Chicken Fried Steak Recipe
Chicken Lazone
Chicken Mushroom Divan
Chicken Rice & Bean Casserole
Chicken Salad
Chicken Stew with White Beans and Spinach
Chicken Stroganoff
Chicken Tagine
Chicken Tetrazzini
Chicken Thigh with Mushroom Garlic Sauce
Chicken Under a Brick
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Chicken with Mustard
Creamy Swiss Chicken  Bake
Dads Fried Chicken
Dads Special Fried Chicken
Donna's Cornbread Dressing for Turkey
Easy Chicken Gumbo
Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken Southern Style
Grilled Chicken Half
Honey Glazed Roast Chicken
Hot Chicken Casserole
Kicked Up Wings
King's Ranch Chicken Casserole
Lemon Chicken
Mom's Chicken A La Gloria
Mom's Chicken Cacciatore
Orange Glazed Cornish Hens
Overnight Chicken Casserole
Paprika Chicken
Quick Chicken Dumplings
Richard's Chicken and Dumplings
Roast Duck with Blackberry Sauce
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano
Roast Goose with Giblet Wine Sauce
Rock Cornish Hens with Wild Rice
Seriously The Best Turkey Burger Ever
Skillet Baked Chicken
Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
Stewed Chicken Thighs
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce


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